Top 10 Marijuana Related Studies for 2016

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As the clock strikes 12:01 am on Sunday morning, 2016 will abruptly and mercifully be put down like a rabid beast. While the mountain of marijuana-related research continued to grow ever higher during 2016, proving marijuana’s cannabinoids are truly medicinal; many fear our community’s hard-fought progress is potentially under threat of being rolled back by the new administration. Supportive of MMJ himself (“I think medical should happen”), Trump’s cabinet choices have been questionable with regards to what could happen in the future. With that in mind, below are ten intriguing studies conducted during 2016 that underscore his welcome endorsement.

Top 10 Studies for 2016

Study: Marijuana is Not a Gateway Drug

“Research suggests that people may be using cannabis as an exit drug to reduce use of substances that are potentially more harmful, such as opioid pain medication.”

Study: Marijuana Use Can Decrease Your Body Mass Index

Alarming some naysayers, scientists concluded those daily marijuana consumers with an XY chromosome (male) have a BMI that is approximately 2.7% lower than non-smokers, while daily female users (XX chromosome) have a body mass index that is approximately 3.1% lower than non-users.

Study: Cannabinoids Obstruct Carcinoma Cell Growth

Published online by the United States National Institute of Health, a group of Chinese scientist found that cannabinoids can inhibit the growth of carcinoma cancer cells. Similar to Dr. Christina Sanchez’s 2014 discovery that THC kills cancer cells, this 2016 study demonstrates that certain cannabinoids trigger specific cancer cells to parish.

Study: THC and CBD Helpful In Treatment of Dementia

A new study finds that tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are effectual at mitigating symptoms of dementia. The report, published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health, shows that marijuana’s two primary cannabinoids provide hope and help for those suffering from dementia.

Study: Dr. Sue Sisley Gets FDA Approval For Research Of 76 Vets Suffering PTSD

Thanks to the never-ending tenacity of individuals like Dr. Sue Sisley, the FDA has finally provided its long-overdue approval for testing marijuana’s miracle compounds as a potential treatment for veterans returning home from combat with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

Study: Israel Conducts First Study on Cannabis for Autism

In the first experiment of its kind, Dr. Adi Eran, head of the Pediatric Neurology Department at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, is planning to test 120 low- to medium-functioning autistic individuals from ages 4 to 30 years.  Researchers will administer cannabis oils that are rich in CBD but do not contain enough THC to produce any psychoactive effect.

Study: Alcohol Fuels Aggression While Marijuana Reduces It

Tapping the keg of America’s never-ending violence, “intoxicated aggression” spikes precipitously among drinkers, while marijuana snuffs out those same aggressive tendencies. At least that’s the takeaway message from a peer-reviewed study just published in the July 2016 edition of Springer Science.

Study: States With Medical Marijuana Observe Decline in Sick Time Taken By Employees

Increasing productivity and profitability from coast-to-coast, a new study indicates employees in states with medical marijuana laws enjoy a reduced rate of absenteeism, due to illness.

Study: Cannabidiol Oil Promising Treatment for Pediatric Epilepsy

Offering help and hope to those suffering from intractable pediatric epilepsy, a January 6, 2016 study published on PubMed.gov demonstrated children suffering from seizures have benefited greatly from the administration of a high-CBD cannabis oil.

Study: Cannabis Offers Hope for Insulin Resistant Diabetics

By simply smoking pot, humans inadvertently activate their CB2 receptor. Once activated, research indicates the cannabinoid 2 (CB2) receptor plays a key regulatory role on the secretion of insulin, immune modulation and insulin resistance.

A historic and groundbreaking year, 2016 ushered in a new era for the marijuana reform movement. During the 2016 election cycle, eight states legalized recreational marijuana consumption and several more legalized medicinal cannabis. Putting presidential politics aside, our country made some incredible progress this year. Thanks to the voters in California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine, our freedom loving country has inched ever closer to permanently snuffing out the costly prohibition of a peaceful plant, while the majority of the U.S. has thoroughly embraced the efficacy of medical cannabis.

Happy New Year 420-world, Peace!

About Author

Born in Long Beach, raised on the central coast: I surf, dab, burn, and blog – though not necessarily in that order. I'm a husband, a father and a lifelong consumer of connoisseur grade weed. I don't drink alcohol or consume any other "drugs." I consider myself to be living proof that weed is not a gateway drug. If it were, I'd be in some serious trouble. Instead, as a 50-year-old ex-realtor that has been smoking weed for nearly 80% of my life (just did the math) ... I can only say, marijuana is safer than prescription pills or alcohol could ever hope to be for calming what stirs the savage beast.

10 Comments

  1. Jeanine Buckley on

    Hi,

    I can’t read any of your titles as they are in yellow against a white background. Can you please make them more visible? Thanks!

    • They all read just fine for me:

      Study: Marijuana is Not a Gateway Drug

      Study: Marijuana Use Can Decrease Your Body Mass Index

      Study: Cannabinoids Obstruct Carcinoma Cell Growth

      Study: THC and CBD Helpful In Treatment of Dementia

      Study: Dr. Sue Sisley Gets FDA Approval For Research Of 76 Vets Suffering PTSD

      Study: Israel Conducts First Study on Cannabis for Autism

      Study: Alcohol Fuels Aggression While Marijuana Reduces It

      Study: States With Medical Marijuana Observe Decline in Sick Time Taken By Employees

      Study: Cannabidiol Oil Promising Treatment for Pediatric Epilepsy

      Study: Cannabis Offers Hope for Insulin Resistant Diabetics

      • i`m 72 and been smoking for 10 years. this is how i react to marijuana………………………#1- short term memory lost within 5 mins……#2

        • 🙂 … what you posted is funny because it’s true … I’m 62 and have been toking for 43 years … the two effects that I’m aware must be dealt with = 1) decreases one’s ambition but that can be dealt with simply via awareness; and 2) it does mess with my short-term memory though my ability to recall the most minute details of decades-old memories is still excellent … the list of BENEFITS that I’ve noticed over the past 43 years is way way way too long for me to include here!

  2. @Mark

    At 53, I can easily say, marijuana has honestly benefited my life in ways prescribed pharmaceuticals could only hope to. Diagnosed as hyperactive in the 1970s, the all-knowing (not) doctors prescribed Ritalin for me as a means of slowing down my thought process and helping increase my focus. After a few weeks of depression and hiding in the shadows, a relative turned me on to cannabis. 40+ years down the road, I consider myself a highly functioning adult that contributes to society. Had I continued with the mind-numbing prescribed Ritalin regiment, God only knows what type of pharmaceuticals I would be addicted to currently. Thanks, marijuana!

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